Choose an upgrade method that is available for the currently installed version. Select the upgrade files source repository and upgrade each appliance in the cloud site, according to a specific order.

Upgrade Paths

To upgrade to the latest version of VMware Cloud Director Availability in the cloud site, choose an upgrade method according to the current version that is installed.

Current Version Next Version Available Upgrade Method
4.0 4.0.1
3.5.x 4.0
3.0 4.0 You must upgrade only by using the command-line interface, see the legacy Command-Line Upgrading procedures.
Note: Before upgrading, verify that the configuration is prepared as per the Pre-Upgrade Configuration in the Cloud procedure.

After upgrading, to complete the upgrade sequence follow the Post-Upgrade Configuration in the Cloud procedure.

Select an Upgrade Repository

To upgrade to the latest VMware Cloud Director Availability version, for each appliance select to download the upgrade files from a source repository.

Source Repository Description
An ISO image Use an upgrade ISO file mounted in the virtual appliance CD-ROM drive for environments where the Internet access is restricted.
A specified repository To upgrade multiple appliances or when the appliances are deployed in different datastores, specify a repository as a content source:
  • You can specify a local repository where you can upload the upgrade files, for environments where the network restricts the online Internet access to the appliances.
  • Alternatively, with available Internet access, specify as an online upgrade repository.
Note: Cannot upgrade by selecting Official Online Repository from versions 4.0.x since Apr 2021. To upgrade by using the management interface, use an ISO image or specify a repository.